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Great playing after only a few lesson!
Friday 30th November – Mufti Day!!! We are holding this event in aid of the Brackley Round Table Santa Float. Children are invited to wear mufti on this day to assist fund raising efforts for the new float. Please bring in £1 to take part.
A huge thanks to everyone for all of your contributions to @BBCCiN on Friday. All of your efforts have helped us to raise an incredible £1455 for Children in Need! A special thanks you to Mrs Castle and School Council for all of their hard work.
We are very pleased to have the individual and sibling school photos back from The School Photography Company. Please ensure that your completed order and money are returned to us by Friday 23rd November.
🎅🎅🎅 Last few spaces left to see Santa when he visits Bracken Leas! (Don’t worry if you’ve lost the form we just need £5 per child in an envelope, with the names and ages/ classes of the children).🎅🎅🎅
🎅 There are still spaces to visit Santa 🎅 on Dec 14th, organised by @FriendsOfBLeas. If you’ve not returned your slip it’s not too late- we will accept them for the next couple of days until we reach our limit x
4 The Aviary are having a wonderful afternoon coding.
Our bring and buy sale for @BBCCiN has begun!
Thanks to everyone for supporting our @BBCCiN bake sale this morning. Everyone enjoyed a cake and there was even an opportunity for seconds!
Don’t forget to send in your entry next week. Closing date is Friday 23rd Nov.
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Welcome to Year 5

We have two classes in year 5 The Drey and The Eyrie. They are taught by Mrs Shannon and Miss Howarth. The classes are supported by Miss Caisley and Mrs Shelley.

Our PE Days are Monday & Friday and our Library Day is Tuesday.

Year 5 Newsletters

In this section you will find the latest copy of our Year Group Newsletter.

Y5 Autumn 1 Newsletter

Y5 Autumn 2 Newsletter

Year 5 Curriculum

SpaceAnglo SaxonsVikings
Mystery IslandAll living thingsMy town

Year 5 English

Warning Story
Stories from another view point
Instructions and Persuasive WritingCharacterisationNon - chronological Reports
Persuasive writingNon Chronological Reports and Two sided discussionShort burst story writing and poems using metaphors and similies

Click here to view a copy of the Talk for Writing Always Toolkit.

Year 5 Maths

National Curriculum for Maths Year 5
Number and Place Value

Read, write, order and compare numbers to at least 1 000 000 and determine the value of each digit.

Count forwards or backwards in steps of powers of 10 for any given number up to 1 000 000.

Interpret negative numbers in context, count forwards and backwards with positive and negative whole numbers, including through zero.

Round any number up to 1 000 000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10 000 and 100 000.

Solve number problems and practical problems that involve all of the above.

Read Roman numerals to 1000 (M) and recognise years written in Roman numerals.

Compare and order fractions whose denominators are all multiples of the same number.

Identify, name and write equivalent fractions of a given fraction, represented visually, including tenths and hundredths.

Recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one form to the other and write mathematical statements > 1 as a mixed number [for example, 2/5 + 4/5 = 6/5 = 1 1/5].

Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator and denominators that are multiples of the same number.

Multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers, supported by materials and diagrams.

Read and write decimal numbers as fractions [for example, 0.71 = 71/100 ].

Recognise and use thousandths and relate them to tenths, hundredths and decimal equivalents.

Round decimals with two decimal places to the nearest whole number and to one decimal place.

Read, write, order and compare numbers with up to three decimal places.

Solve problems involving number up to three decimal places.

Recognise the per cent symbol (%) and understand that per cent relates to ‘number of parts per hundred’, and write percentages as a fraction with denominator 100, and as a decimal.

Solve problems which require knowing percentage and decimal equivalents of 1/2 , 1/4 , 1/5 , 2/5 , 4/5 and those fractions with a denominator of a multiple of 10 or 25.
Geometry: Properties of Shape

Identify 3-D shapes, including cubes and other cuboids, from 2-D representations.

Know angles are measured in degrees: estimate and compare acute, obtuse and reflex angles.

Draw given angles, and measure them in degrees (o).

- angles at a point and one whole turn (total 360o )
- angles at a point on a straight line and 2 1 a turn (total 180o )
- other multiples of 90o

Use the properties of rectangles to deduce related facts and find missing lengths and angles.

Distinguish between regular and irregular polygons based on reasoning about equal sides and angles.
Geometry: Position and Direction

Identify, describe and represent the position of a shape following a reflection or translation, using the appropriate language, and know that the shape has not changed.
Addition and Subtraction

Add and subtract whole numbers with more than 4 digits, including using formal written methods (columnar addition and subtraction).

Add and subtract numbers mentally with increasingly large numbers.

Use rounding to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, levels of accuracy.

Solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why.
Multiplication and Division

Identify multiples and factors, including finding all factor pairs of a number, and common factors of two numbers.

Know and use the vocabulary of prime numbers, prime factors and composite (nonprime) numbers.

Establish whether a number up to 100 is prime and recall prime numbers up to 19.

Multiply numbers up to 4 digits by a one- or two-digit number using a formal written method, including long multiplication for two-digit numbers.

Multiply and divide numbers mentally drawing upon known facts.

Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a one-digit number using the formal written method of short division and interpret remainders appropriately for the context.

Multiply and divide whole numbers and those involving decimals by 10, 100 and 1000.

Recognise and use square numbers and cube numbers, and the notation for squared ( 2 ) and cubed (3 ).

Solve problems involving multiplication and division including using their knowledge of factors and multiples, squares and cubes.

Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and a combination of these, including understanding the meaning of the equals sign.

Solve problems involving multiplication and division, including scaling by simple fractions and problems involving simple rates.


Convert between different units of metric measure (for example, kilometre and metre; centimetre and metre; centimetre and millimetre; gram and kilogram; litre and millilitre).

Understand and use approximate equivalences between metric units and common imperial units such as inches, pounds and pints.

Measure and calculate the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes in centimetres and metres.

Calculate and compare the area of rectangles (including squares), and including using standard units, square centimetres (cm2 ) and square metres (m2 ) and estimate the area of irregular shapes.

Estimate volume [for example, using 1 cm3 blocks to build cuboids (including cubes)] and capacity [for example, using water].

Solve problems involving converting between units of time.

Use all four operations to solve problems involving measure [for example, length, mass, volume, money] using decimal notation, including scaling.


Solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in a line graph.

Complete, read and interpret information in tables, including timetables

 Useful Resources

Year 5/6 Reading List
Year 5 Maths activities at home

 Quick Links

Click here to go to the year 5 homework page
Click here to see a useful list of websites and apps for Year 5